Kano State Governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf, popularly known as Abba Gida-Gida, has declared a state of emergency on water scarcity.
The governor issued a one week ultimatum to the management of Kano State Water Board to submit its demands and bring an end to the lingering water scarcity.
Yusuf, made the declaration when he visited the Challawa Water Treatment Plant for an inspection late Tuesday.
He said the development is part of his administration’s focus to cushion the effect of water scarcity across the state.
While on the inspection, the governor expressed dissatisfaction with the dilapidated condition of the facilities at the water treatment plant, saying that the issue of water shortage would soon become a history.
The governor pointed out that the state government would fulfill its campaign promises, and urged Kano residents to give him the maximum cooperation.
Briefing the governor, the Director Production, Challawa Water Treatment Plant, Sakabu Lawal explained that only two water pumping machines out of six are functional.
Daily Trust reports that recently, residents of the state have been lamenting over how water scarcity is taking a toll on their daily activities.
The issue of water scarcity in the state is not limited to the metropolitan areas, but has also extended to rural areas.